[quote="alwayslooking, post:4, topic:251520"]
I'm 25 and looking for someone. I just haven't found the right person yet. Even if I had I would not have been ready to marry until now.
I think that people are just getting married later. I'm looking to establish myself so that I can afford to raise a family before I think of marriage.
I wanted to get a degree,. work a few years, and finish my graduate program before starting a family. It is too hard to work, raise an family, and go to school. I wanted to get everything out of the way so that I could afford to raise a larger family, and spend time with them instead of worrying about graduate school.
Now my life in on track, I'm in a relationship with a strong conservative Catholic, and I am feeling far more confident that if she is the one I would be able to provide for her.
Obviously for you, the single celibate state was a transitory state as your attraction was to work and finish your graduate program before moving on to marriage.
There is also a call to the single celibate state that is a call to that state per se - and most often also some sort of ministry or lifestyle as a single celibate person. This type of call to the single celibate state can be for a certain period only or it can be for life.